"I shall call myself Alice and play croquet with the flamingoes"
Alice playing croquet
Public DomainAlice playing croquet - Credit: John Tenniel

 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a novel written by Lewis Carroll (real name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) in 1865. Alice is a little girl who falls down a rabbit hole into Wonderland, a place where animals talk, nonsense is normal, and fantasy and reality merge. At one point she finds herself playing croquet with a life-size pack of cards, using flamingos as croquet mallets and hedgehogs as balls. Alice is never quite sure about the rules in Wonderland, as they seem to keep changing.